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ERIC Number: EJ938392
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2004
Pages: 18
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 60
ISSN: ISSN-1542-7587
Second/Foreign Language Program Preservation and Advancement: Literatures and Lessons for Teachers and Teacher Education
Crookes, Graham; Talmy, Steven
Critical Inquiry in Language Studies, v1 n4 p219-236 2004
In a period of declining state support for education, we argue S/FL teachers and teacher educators would do well to become oriented to language program preservation and advancement. We discuss three areas such an orientation could take, namely organizing, direct action, and fundraising, so that teachers and students can become more involved in decisions affecting their programs. Following a brief review of literatures in these three areas, we describe the efforts of some K-12 ESL educators in Hawai'i, who suddenly found themselves thrust into the position of defending their program from the budgetary axe. We use the experiences of these educators as a point of departure for a discussion of how a program preservation and advancement orientation could be implemented. (Contains 14 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Hawaii